9 Things to Know Before You Store Data in the Cloud
Wed, April 16, 2014 More and more businesses of all sizes are storing some or all of their data in the cloud. But before you move to an online storage provider, there are some things you should know (and ask) about cloud storage and recovery.

10 Hot Hadoop Startups to Watch
Hadoop enables the processing of large data sets in a distributed environment and has become almost synonymous with big data. Here are 10 startups with solutions for unlocking big data value.

CIOs to Become In-House Brokers and Consultants
Tue, April 15, 2014 In their new role as brokers and consultants, CIOs will be in an even more powerful position. According to a new survey, two-thirds of C-level executives and business unit leaders expect the IT to have more influence on technology decisions in the future.

Why Switch From iPhone 5S to BlackBerry Z30

Spend some time with a BlackBerry 10 device and you just might put your iPhone away for good. CIO.com's Paul Mah did. Here's why.

Leaked Images of Amazon's 'Fire Phone'

A couple of images of Amazon's first smartphone leaked yesterday, and reports say it could be officially announced in June.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Just because you're not posting drunken selfies doesn't mean you've got this social networking thing down. There are a number of more subtle social media mistakes that could hurt your career. Here are six to avoid.

BIG DATA

Every business, it seems, needs a data scientist, but not everyone knows what to look for. The four qualities of a good data scientist described here will help you first write a job description and then evaluate candidates for your data scientist vacancy.

BIG DATA

Big Data continues to heat up. These startups to watch were chosen based on third-party validation, experience and potential.

MOBILE DEVICE MANAGEMENT

It's hard to overstate the impact of Microsoft Office for iPad. Its arrival promises to change how iPads are viewed in the enterprise. Office for iPad may also crush competitive apps, shut out cloud storage providers and limit MDM vendors.

HOW-TO

Microsoft pays some companies to produce Windows 8 versions of their products. Without this type of financial assistance, or various other incentives, is Windows 8 and especially Windows Phone development worth the effort?

CLOUD COMPUTING

The cloud is more than just dirt-cheap data storage and lightning-fast apps. These six innovations show that it's possible to manage servers, develop applications, run virtual machines and even sequence the human genome using cloud technology.

CAREERS

In an increasingly competitive tech job market, graduates of the Class of 2014 should begin their job search today -- but yesterday would have been better. Follow these steps to kickstart your career.

SECURITY

Android and IOS mobile applications are just as vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug as websites are, security vendor Trend Micro warned in a blog post on Thursday.

IT CAREERS

Silicon Valley can be a crazy place to work. The young guns want shared workstations and open spaces to collaborate. Tech companies are obliging them.

GOVERNMENT

Federal CIOs face pressure to consolidate their data centers. Those challenges go beyond IT, and CIOs need to develop strategic plans so that consolidation improves application delivery and supports priorities such as the cloud and virtualization.

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TUTORIALS

Data Center Definitions & Solutions

What is a data center? How are data centers managed? What data center technologies should I be aware of?


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CIO 100 2013

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Why Projects Fail

CIOs are expected to deliver more projects that transform business, and do so on time, on budget and with limited resources.

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3 Keys to Extracting More Value from Your Customer Acquisition Costs

In this white paper, learn how to raise the profitability of your business through a clear understanding of how to calculate your customer acquisition costs (CAC) and best practices for optimizing conversion rates.

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The New Business Case for Video Conferencing: 7 Real-World Benefits Beyond Cost-Savings

This whitepaper provides insight into the value of video conferencing in today's business environment, and how organizations are using visual collaboration to find new clients, serve existing clients better, and improve their bottom line.

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LIVE EVENT: 5/7, The End of Data Protection As We Know It. Introducing a Next Generation Data Protection Architecture.

Traditional backup is going away, but where does this leave end-users?

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Tales from the Trenches - Industry Risks and Examples of DDoS

Watch Neustar experts as they discuss how DDoS impacts technology companies including online gaming, e-commerce and more.

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Accenture Technology Vision 2014 - From Digitally Disrupted to Digital Disrupter

The days of innovative, technology-focused start-ups being the only market disruptors may be coming to an end. Large enterprises are starting to take advantage of their size, skills and scale to transform into truly digital businesses.

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Mobility Mayhem: Balancing BYOD with Enterprise Security

As bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies continue to gain momentum, IT must also balance BYOD benefits with increased network security threats. Is it possible to keep employee-owned devices from creating a gaping hole in the organization's security?

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